1998 Chevrolet Malibu from North America
An affordable car until about 70,000 miles
AC only worked on settings 3 and higher upon purchase (60,000 miles).
Dysfunctional rear-view adjustments upon purchase (60,000 miles).
New transmission required at about 73,000 miles.
New muffler required at about 80,000 miles.
Had to replace the alternator at about 85,000 miles.
Engine rod and cylinders cracked at about 86,000 miles, resulting in a complete engine replacement.
It’s a fun car to drive (very good handling, comfortable, good/standard audio), although it clearly is a high maintenance car.
Truly American made: initially economical with acceptable gas mileage (approximately 35 gal/miles).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th August, 2007